Joshua Solomon '08
Fulbright Scholar in Japan
PhD Student, University of Chicago
East Asian Languages and Civilizations
"Conducting independent research projects as an undergraduate was pivotal in my transition from a teacher-centric mode of education to one in which I learned to depend on self motivation and regulation. These projects also gave me a notion of academic freedom in which hard work and creativity combined to produce, rather than simply re-produce, knowledge. I can think of no better way of having prepared myself for my current graduate study."